How To Achieve a Well-Managed Van Fleet

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There are several easy ways that you can make sure your van fleet is managed well. Firstly, you need to look at how you can monitor the use and service needs of each vehicle. Vehicle records must be kept and updated after every use.

The system needs to be simple, for example, having the driver record the odometer reading after each trip. This makes it easy to determine whether or not the vehicle is due for a service. Using these records, you can adjust the fleet service schedules according to how much the vehicles are used.

Any special maintenance or checks needed can be noted and passed on to the garage when the van goes for a service.

Drivers should be encouraged to record and report even minor problems so that they can be looked at and addressed before they become a problem. If a serious issue is found it can be dealt with immediately and other minor issues noted for inclusion in the next service. Taking the vehicle in for checks should be a separately rostered task so that reporting an issue does not automatically mean extra work for the driver.

Consider fleet management software if you have a large fleet. This will make life a lot easier for the fleet manager and gives the following key benefits:

  • Easy record keeping for every vehicle.
  • Schedule management – servicing and maintenance schedules can be adjusted according to the amount of use.
  • Immediate access to the vehicle’s history.
  • Timely alerts making you aware that maintenance is due.
  • Cost monitoring: You can see how much each vehicle is costing and/or contributing to your business.
  • Optimises routing – this reduces the overall mileage travelled and fuel consumption costs.
  • Identification of poorly performing vehicles and drivers.
  • Integration option for vehicle trackers so that issues like poor driving, route deviation and excessive idling can be highlighted and addressed.

We know that you want a high-quality fleet and at Volksmaster Van Service Centre Manchester  we are proud to provide the highest quality maintenance. We help maintain a number of commercial van fleets, providing the care and attention that are essential to keep them running efficiently.

You can learn more about what we can do for your business by visiting our van fleet servicing information page. Alternatively you can contact us or call 0161 628 5270 and we will contact you to discuss how we can help you get the maximum from your vans.

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    Tom Ford
    27/08/2020 - Google

    Great service everytime, very helpful and friendly, well recommended 👍

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    A Google User
    27/08/2020 - Google

    Great service everytime, very helpful and friendly, well recommended 👍

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    Rula Safi
    03/07/2020 - Google

    It was not easy to find a garage I could trust. To know what they are doing and be honest about what needs to be done. I know a fair amount about car mechanics, so Im not easily fooled and can identify a con-merchant. If the garage takes the time to fully explain what is wrong with your car and how they will fix it, and does not mind you asking questions, then its a fair sign that they can be trusted. I have been taking both my VW van and Golf there for almost 2 years. I am very happy with their work.

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    A Google User
    03/07/2020 - Google

    It was not easy to find a garage I could trust. To know what they are doing and be honest about what needs to be done. I know a fair amount about car mechanics, so Im not easily fooled and can identify a con-merchant. If the garage takes the time to fully explain what is wrong with your car and how they will fix it, and does not mind you asking questions, then its a fair sign that they can be trusted. I have been taking both my VW van and Golf there for almost 2 years. I am very happy with their work.

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    Jordan Clancy
    30/06/2020 - Google

    Always a pleasure booking the car in highly recommend nathan and the lads do an amazing job the receptionist is lovely always willing to go the extra mile for there customers. I really wouldn't go anywhere else thanks again. Always on time very professional

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    A Google User
    30/06/2020 - Google

    Always a pleasure booking the car in highly recommend nathan and the lads do an amazing job the receptionist is lovely always willing to go the extra mile for there customers. I really wouldn't go anywhere else thanks again. Always on time very professional

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    Fraser Bardsley
    09/06/2020 - Google

    Hi this garage was the best find I have ever had,I own a 2005 VW td5 Caravelle which I use daily as I have mobility problems so this van is my legs and has to be in good order. Nathan at Volksmaster helped me greatly with a problem the van had with loss of coolant that wasn't leaking to the outside of the car .They found water in the oil and diagnosed a water pump problem and after several oil and filter changes the replacement water pump had worked a treat.After a test drive wheel bearings and drop links also replaced and a noise that I had thought had been rattling side bars was sorted. Nathan & Callum helped me with there knowledge and advice and it was a pleasure to do business with them I have now decided after this top drawer service to keep my Caravelle at Volksmaster.Thank you Volksmaster

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    Tom Ford
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    04/03/2020 - Facebook

    great friendly service, will recommend to all 👍

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    Anthony Boggiano
    03/03/2020 - Google

    Volksmaster have looked after my Touareg for the past three years and have done a great job servicing and MOT'ing it - their work is always to a high standard and at a great price. Recommend them to anyone.

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    Eric van der Steen
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    02/03/2020 - Facebook

    Always got me out of the sh#t when my T4s been sick x

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    Marc Ellis
    08/02/2020 - Google

    Took my Audi in for airbag ECU coding . Quick sound lads had a good chat couldnt recomend them enough will be back. Cheers lads

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    Andy Entwistle
    06/02/2020 - Google

    Having had a long recurring issue with my VW California i was recommend to Volksmaster Van Centre Oldham.
    Fantastic, professional service from start to finish.
    From booking in and being kept up to date by Stacy, to the explanation of the issue and how they resolved it by Nathan.
    Would highly recommend all the team at Volksmaster.

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    Steven Drew
    14/01/2020 - Google

    I had quite a bad central locking fault on my Caddy, which was a real pain for me. Volksmaster did a cracking job to find and fix the fault and went above and beyond in all their service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff also. Cracking job and service from Volksmaster, would highly recommend.

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    Clare Hirst
    23/11/2019 - Google

    Friendly and quick service. They did my cam belt change no problem. Have used this place before and they are 100% reliable. Car was also cleaned inside and out.Thanks very much guys!

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    Mark Stockton
    20/11/2019 - Google

    All good, efficient and professional as usual

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    Phil Popland
    13/04/2019 - Google

    Great job and good guys. Excellent.

    David Eckersall Avatar
    David Eckersall
    05/04/2019 - Google

    Really impressed with the service, fixed my window and were really good at keeping me in the loop with all work done. Van came back cleaned inside and out. Mega! Thanks guys.

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    David Eckersall
    05/04/2019 - Google

    Really impressed with the service, fixed my window and were really good at keeping me in the loop with all work done. Van came back cleaned inside and out. Mega! Thanks guys.

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    Sum Nxt Man
    18/03/2019 - Google

    Great garage good lads know what they're doing when it comes to volkswagen's

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    Sum Nxt Manc
    18/03/2019 - Google

    Great garage good lads know what they're doing when it comes to volkswagen's

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    A Google User
    18/03/2019 - Google

    Great garage good lads know what they're doing when it comes to volkswagen's

  • Gregory Jones Avatar
    Gregory Jones
    03/01/2019 - Google

    Took my 2009 T5 in to Volksmaster yesterday morning, losing power and producing a black exhaust.They quickly diagnosed an inter-cooler problem. Parts delivered, repair completed, vehicle tested, picked up at 10:00 this morning. They are a friendly team with a strong customer focus. Their work is exceptional and charges are highly competitive. I will not go anywhere else for my vehicle repairs.

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    Robin Durkan
    positive review 
    12/11/2018 - Facebook

    Great customer service, friendly and helpful. Fast response to all enquires and very accommodating. 👍

    Joseph shaw Avatar
    Joseph shaw
    26/09/2018 - Google

    Major engine problems while travelling down south for a holiday. Seen by Nathan and the team the following morning. Excellent service. Van still driving beautifully over 2 months later. Highly recommended.

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    Truck Talk Videos
    15/12/2017 - Google

    Great lads,great job.fixed my car when no one else could

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    A Google User
    15/12/2017 - Google

    Great lads,great job.fixed my car when no one else could

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